Prayer in public meetings has been a vexatious issue within the jurisdiction of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court may provide clarity.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on the role of prayer in government meetings, the mere fact of which raises expectations that a conservative-leaning court is looking for an opportunity to loosen the standard for what is constitutionally permissible.
The high court is taking up Town of Greece [N.Y.] v. Galloway 30 years after it last tried to define the line between barring government establishment of a religion and barring government interference with people’s free exercise thereof.